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Swisscom Mobile Aid

Donate your old mobile phone for children in need.

Do you have a mobile phone you no longer need? You can donate it now to Swisscom Mobile Aid. It doesn’t matter if it works or not: we will turn it into cash and donate the full amount to SOS Children’s Villages.

Go to Mobile Aid collection points

Go to Mobile Aid collection points

Turn your mobile phone into a donation.

Please hand in your old mobile phone to us. Simply drop it off. We will take care of everything else.

Data deletion

The non-profit Geneva-based company Réalise deletes all personal data on the mobile phones.


RS Switzerland in Fribourg deals with selling any devices that work.


Solenthaler Recycling in Gossau recycles the raw materials in defective mobile phones.


Swisscom donates all the proceeds from sales and recycling to SOS Children’s Villages.


Total length of video 01:42 min.

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A future for every child

SOS Children’s Villages has been supporting children in need for more than 60 years. The main aims of the worldwide charity are to give children a loving home and let them enjoy a self-determined future.

Old mobile phones:
worth their weight in gold!

An estimated eight million mobile phones lie around unused in Switzerland. The material value alone easily tops the CHF 60 million mark.

That’s the amount of precious raw material in Switzerland’s eight million unused mobile phones.
Source: Swico Öko-Institut e.V.

“Through Mobile Aid, we have already funded 2.5 million meals for children in need since 2012. Together, we can do more. We welcome your support.”

Marius Schlegel,

Mobile Aid Manager

Free admission to the Umwelt Arena

You and your family can discover how to live sustainably and comfortably without having to spend more money. One free admission for every mobile phone donation.

Selling instead of donating

If you don't want to donate your used mobile phone, you can sell it to us – and get with Swisscom Buyback up to CHF 800.– It’s easy, convenient and fast.